Armadillo Damage

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Meier, May 19, 2003.

  1. Meier

    Meier LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Messages: 269

    I've got a customer who lives next to a wooded area and last season the armidillos came up and rooted all through her lawn.

    Anyone think treating for grubs would cause the armadillos to learn that her lawn is no longer a good source of food?

    She doesn't have grub damage...just armadillo damage.

    DFW, TX
  2. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    I have had several problem landscapes and turf areas damaged by these critters.
    I tried treating for the grubs, but the armadillos kept returning.
    The way I found to get rid of them for the year is to bait a large, wire mesh trap, like a hav-a-hart trap, with live grubs.
    When you get the mother armadillo, keep
    going and trap around four smaller ones
    (her brood).
    The armadillos seem to be creatures of habit and have to be physically stopped.
    How you dispose of them is up to you - me, I use them for moving target practice once they are released from the cage.
    The other possibility is possums - however, the same process applies.
  3. soarkrebel

    soarkrebel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    An armadillo shoot!:D

    The best way i would say in an urban area is SWD's way. now where i live i just have target practice wherever they are!
  4. Donald R. English

    Donald R. English LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    All you need is night vision and a 12 gauge

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